Two destitute brothers, Karol and Marek, make a living from robbing people in downtown Budapest. One day they suddenly come across a valuable and deadly catch. Marlen, a Norwegian anatomy student, is studying in the Hungarian capital during her first year. She meets Marek by chance, and is quickly swept up in a nightmarish maelstrom. Is it a coincidence that the people around her are dying, one after the other, in quick succession?
Look The Other Way is a psychological thriller from the beautiful and brutal side of autumnal Budapest.
Torkil Damhaug (1958-) has a degree in medicine with a specialization in psychiatry. His début novel, The Flight of the Moon (Flykt, måne) caused a great stir when it was published in 1996. His Norwegian and international break-through came with the psychological thriller Death by Water (Døden ved vann) in 2009. The novel has since beenoptioned for a movie. For the novel Fireraiser (Ildmannen), Damhaug was awarded the prestigious Riverton Prize for best crime fiction novel in 2011. He was again awarded the Riverton Prize 2016 for the crime novel A Fifth Season.